Laser dentistry is the cutting edge of dental technology. With laser dentistry, drills can be eliminated. Problems that would ordinarily require heavy surgery can be done with a minimally invasive technique. So, what can you expect from laser dentistry? What can Claremont Dental Institute, your cosmetic dentist in Claremont, CA, do to help your dental issues?
What Does the Solea® Laser Do?
The Solea laser can treat dental issues in both hard and soft tissues. It can be used on both children and adults, without the need for anesthesia. Doing procedures with the laser helps to minimize the risk of infection, reduce swelling and bleeding, and makes treatments quicker and less painful. The laser is extremely precise, making it easier for the dentist to target exactly what is wrong.
Laser dentistry produces a natural numbing effect when it’s working, therefore meaning no extra anesthesia is needed. It’s fast and easy, making it an ideal choice for children or those that have dental anxiety. The treatment is quiet, so no anxiety can flare up with the sound of the drill. There are no needles involved for numbing, so that concern is also eliminated.
What Laser Dentistry Treatments are Available?
Laser dentistry can tackle many things that people tend to panic about when they go to the dentist. First, it means drill-free fillings. The Solea laser can remove the decayed parts of the tooth without any drill involved. It takes a lot less time than the typical process as well, giving you less time you’ll have to spend in the dentist’s chair.
Periodontal therapy is something that would usually require gum surgery. However, laser dentistry makes it possible to treat gum disease without a full-on surgical procedure. The Solea laser makes it easy to remove the deep pockets of bacteria that are located below the gumline. It also promotes healthy regrowth of the gums. While gum disease is being treated, receding gums can also be rearranged so that your smile is balanced and your teeth are secure and stay put.
A frenectomy (detaching part of the piece of tissue that connects your tongue to the base of your mouth) usually requires an outpatient procedure. However, now it can be done quickly and painlessly with the Solea laser. This can cure tongue-tie. This is a condition in children where they don’t have full motion of their tongues. They can have trouble nursing and may also develop speech issues.
What Can I Expect From Laser Dentistry?
With laser dentistry, you don’t have to worry at all. You just have to expect a quick treatment! Most laser procedures can be done in one visit, without much downtime after. Since the laser promotes natural healing, the healing is also faster than what you would see with traditional procedures.
In addition, you can expect a dental visit without anxiety. There’s no sound of the drill, no needles coming at your mouth, and virtually no pain. You don’t have to get yourself worked up before you come into the office. You’ll be in and out before you know it!
Your Laser Dentist in Claremont, California
Claremont Dental Institute is proud to have staff trained on laser dentistry. Whether you want a laser procedure for yourself due to dental anxiety, or one for your child, we can help. Call us today or request an appointment online to get started!